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Christmas 2020 sky will see Jupiter and Saturn in a rare double planet alignment
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Christmas 2020 sky will see Jupiter and Saturn in a rare double planet alignment

Between 16 and 25 December, Jupiter and Saturn will be separated by less than the diameter of a full moon.

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
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Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.

Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system
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Voyager missions find sharp increase in density of space beyond our solar system

Voyager 1 entered interstellar space in 2012, while Voyager 2 finally crossed the boundary marking the beginning of outer space in November 2018.

NASA pushes back its Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan, to 2027
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NASA pushes back its Dragonfly mission to Saturn's moon Titan, to 2027

It will become the first vehicle to fly its entire science payload to multiple locations for repeated and targeted access to surface materials.

Infrared images of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows fresh ice churning, landscape surfacing
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Infrared images of Saturn's moon Enceladus shows fresh ice churning, landscape surfacing

While it is known that the moon's South Pole is relatively young, new images show fresh ice churning in the North Pole as well.

Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July
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Five planets and a crescent moon will line up in a rare pre-dawn spectacle today, 20 July

The planets would look to a human eye like extraordinarily bright stars, unlike the familiar photos we've seen captured by a spacecraft.

NASA's Cassini observes volcano-like features near the poles of Saturn’s moon Titan
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NASA's Cassini observes volcano-like features near the poles of Saturn’s moon Titan

Researchers think these cryovolcanoes are created as water-ice crust melts into liquid water, which then erupts onto Titan's surface.

Saturn's moon Titan is drifting away from the planet faster than scientists had estimated
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Saturn's moon Titan is drifting away from the planet faster than scientists had estimated

Researchers believe that the moon Titan had formed much closer to Saturn and has migrated outward to its current position.

Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds
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Auroras at Saturn's poles could be the heat source that keeps the upper layers of the planet hot, NASA's Cassini finds

Auroras are electric currents, triggered by interactions between solar winds and charged particles from Saturn's moons.

Collision with Earth-sized object behind unique axis of Uranus reveals study
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Collision with Earth-sized object behind unique axis of Uranus reveals study

Uranus has 27 moons, most of which have icy surfaces and like like Earth’s, may have been formed by a collision with a massive object.

NASA intern Wolf Cukier helps TESS find an exoplanet, TOI 1338 b, orbiting two stars
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NASA intern Wolf Cukier helps TESS find an exoplanet, TOI 1338 b, orbiting two stars

TOI 1388b is orbiting two stars in a constellation called the Pictor, which is situated nearly 1,300 lightyears from the Earth.

Understanding Saturn's moon Titan's seasons might provide insights about Earth's climate
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Understanding Saturn's moon Titan's seasons might provide insights about Earth's climate

Titan is the only body in the solar system, other than Earth, with a significant atmosphere and liquid surface lakes.

Saturn's moon Titan was shaped by similar geological processes as Earth: study
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Saturn's moon Titan was shaped by similar geological processes as Earth: study

The dunes and lakes on Titan were relatively young while mountainous terrain appeared older.

Saturn moon Titan's wonderfully wierd terrain and possibility of life make it so very Earth-like
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Saturn moon Titan's wonderfully wierd terrain and possibility of life make it so very Earth-like

Titan's visible exterior is 'one of the most geologically diverse' sights in the solar system.

A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago
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A look back at the Voyager missions through 20 incredible images from 42 years ago

The mission was launched in 1977 and they have gone further than the Sun and our solar system.

Hubble captures five of Saturn's moons in a single, stunning photograph
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Hubble captures five of Saturn's moons in a single, stunning photograph

The ringed planet was captured by Hubble on 20 June, when Saturn was at its closest to Earth — 1.36 billion km away.

As twenty new moons discovered orbiting Saturn, hundreds more are waiting to be found
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As twenty new moons discovered orbiting Saturn, hundreds more are waiting to be found

This discovery means that the solar system’s biggest planet, Jupiter is no longer is the planet with the most moons.

NASA testing a new shape-shifting robot to explore Saturn's moon Titan in the future
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NASA testing a new shape-shifting robot to explore Saturn's moon Titan in the future

As per NASA, this new robot would be capable of morphing into multiple configurations.

NASA mission to Saturn's moon Titan with its Dragonfly drone will cost $1 billion
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NASA mission to Saturn's moon Titan with its Dragonfly drone will cost $1 billion

The dragonfly drone is as big as a land mower and it is built to last its mission life 2.7 years.

NASA's drone mission Dragonfly to Saturn's moon Titan likely to launch by 2026
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NASA's drone mission Dragonfly to Saturn's moon Titan likely to launch by 2026

The 590 kg drone won't land on Saturn's moon Titan that is 1.6 billion kilometres from Earth, until 2034.